BREWER[i]

The name is said to be derived from the Isle of Brewer.

There is much conflicting information regarding William & Deannes (Baker) Brewer ; Thomas Brewer ; John  & Mary ( Groves ) Brewer ; John  & Anne Brewer .  The dates are haywire and I'm not sure I've even got them right.  Information in italic is additional information on the families which surely belongs I'm just not sure how.

Supplemental Information to "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol. 1", p. 42, compiled by Judy Parsons Smith .

William Brewer

William Brewer , b. 1550, Isle of Brewer, England[ii]; d. 24 Jul 1618, Chard, County of Somerset, England; bur. Parish Church, Chard, Somerset, England; m. ca. 1574[iii] to Deannes Baker , daughter of Richard  & Deanes Baker , b. ca. 1520, Crockehem, Somerset, England[iv]; d. 8 Nov 1618, Chard, County of Somerset, England; bur. Parish Church, Somerset, England.

William Brewer  was a physician.   There is a monument to he and his family in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in the village of Chard , Somerset , England .  The mural is the couple facing each other and behind them kneeling in pairs are the children, the boys are behind their father and the girls are behind their mother.  The inscription says: "Here lieth interred (expecting their Savior) the bodyes of Will: Brewer of Chard, Phistian, & Deanes, his wife, who living 40 years happie wedlock, in full age departed this life shee dying 8th November 1614 and hee 24 Jul 1618 havying issue only six sonns & five daughters all men and women grown & all comforts to them[v].

William  & Deannes (Baker) Brewer  had eleven (11) children:

1.       Mr. Brewer , b. ca. 1584, London , England .
2.      
Miss Brewer , b. ca. 1588, London , England .  
3.      
Miss Brewer , b. ca.1590, London , England .  
4.      
Miss Brewer , b. ca. 1592, London , England .  
5.      
Miss Brewer , b. ca. 1594, London , England .  
6.      
John Brewer , b. ca. 1586, Chard, Somerset , England .  
7.      
Marie Brewer , b. ca.1586, London , England  
8.      
Christopher Brewer , b. ca. 1584, Chard, Somerset , England .  
9.      
Thomas Brewer , b. ca. 1582, Chard, Somerset , England ; d. 1631[vi], Somerset , London , England  
10.   
Peter Brewer , b. 1575, Chard, Somerset , England .  
11.   
William Brewer , b. 1576, Chard, Somerset , England .

Thomas Brewer

9.  Thomas Brewer , son of William  & Deannes (Baker) Brewer , b. ca. 1582, Chard, County of Somerset, England; d. 1631, Somerset, London, England; m. 1595, England Mary Drake , daughter of Richard  & Christian (Fawcett) Drake , b. ca. 1582, London, England.

Thomas Brewer  lived in Chard , England later moving to London . 

Thomas  & Mary (Drake) Brewer  had.

9.1.        John Brewer I , b. ca. 1598, England ; d. 1635, Warwick , VA.  
9.2.       
Thomas Brewer , b. 1596, England ; d. Jamestown , VA.

John Brewer I

9.1.  John Brewer I , son of Thomas  & Mary (Drake) Brewer , b. ca. 1598, England; d. 1635, London, Middlesex, England; m. ca. 1613 to Mary Faucett , b. 1602. 

John  & Mary (Faucett) Brewer  left England in 1624 for Virginia .  John Brewer owned a plantation here in Virginia , which was called, "Brewer's Burrough". 

John was active in the colonial government. His service included.

Colonial Government Service

1629 -1630           Served in the Virginia House of Burgess  
1632 - 1634          He served on the governor’s council.

John  & Mary (Faucett) Brewer  had six (6) children:

9.1.1.         John Brewer II , b. 11 Apr 1614, London , England ; d. 1669, Isle of Wight , VA.  
9.1.2.        
Ann Brewer , b. 1617, England  
9.1.3.        
Mary Brewer , b. 1620, England ; d. 1620.  
9.1.4.        
William Brewer  
9.1.5.        
Margaret Brewer , b. 1623, America .  
9.1.6.        
Roger Brewer , b. 1625, America

John Brewer II

9.1.1.  John Brewer II , son of John  & Mary (Faucett) Brewer  I, b. 11 Apr 1614, London, England; d. 1669, Isle of Wight, VA; m. ca. 1645 to Anne Reed , b. ca. 1605, England.

John Brewer II  came to the Virginia Colony in about 1628, at the age of 14 years old. 

He then followed in his father's footsteps

Colonial Government Service[vii]

1637 -1658           Served in the Virginia House of Burgess

John  & Anne (Reed) Brewer  had four (4) children:

9.1.1.1.    John Brewer III , b. 1635, Isle of Wight , VA ; d. 1705, Isle of Wight , VA.  
9.1.1.2.   
Thomas Brewer , b. ca. 1637, Isle of Wight , VA  
9.1.1.3.   
Mary Brewer , b. 1639, Isle of Wight , VA.  
9.1.1.4.   
Ann Brewer , b.ca. 1641, Isle of Wight , VA

John Brewer III

9.1.1.1.  John Brewer III , son of John  & Anne (Reed) Brewer , b. 1635/1640, Isle of Wight Co., VA; d. 1705/1718, Isle of Wight Co., VA.  It is not known whom he married.

John Brewer III  had eight (8) children:

9.1.1.1.1.           George Brewer , b. 1670, Isle of Wight , VA ; d. Jul 1744, Brunswick Co., VA.
9.1.1.1.2.          
Peter Brewer , b. ca. 1662, Isle of Wight , VA.  
9.1.1.1.3.          
Horace Brewer , b. ca. 1668, Isle of Wight , VA.  
9.1.1.1.4.          
William Brewer , b. 1681, Isle of Wight , VA  
9.1.1.1.5.          
James Brewer , b. 1683, Isle of Wight , VA  
9.1.1.1.6.          
Nicholas Brewer , b. ca. 1687, Isle of Wight , VA  
9.1.1.1.7.          
John Brewer , b. ca. 1689, Isle of Wight , VA ; d. 5 Jul 1735, Lancaster Co., VA.  
9.1.1.1.8.          
Henry Brewer , b. ca. 1691, Isle of Wight , VA.

George Brewer I

9.1.1.1.1.  George Brewer I , son of John Brewer III , b. 1670, Isle of Wight, VA; d. Jul 1744, Brunswick City, VA; bur. Rattlesnake Creek, Brunswick, VA; m 1st 1705, Charles City, VA/Surrey Co., VA to Sarah Lanier  [French Huguenot Lineage], daughter of John  & Lucreece Lanier  Jr., b. 1686, Charles City, Prince George Co., VA; d. 1724/1729, Brunswick Co., VA/Meherrin Parish; bur. Rattlesnake Creek, Brunswick, VA; m 2nd ca. 1729 to Alice Burwell , b. 1700??; d. 1744. 

George  and Sarah (Lanier) Brewer  I had ten (10) children:

9.1.1.1.1.1.      William Brewer , b. 1706[viii], Surry , VA ; d. 1799.
9.1.1.1.1.2.     
Oliver Brewer , b. 1708[ix], Surry, VA; d. 1792, Chatham Co., NC; m. 1730, VA to Rebecca (?) Smith.  
9.1.1.1.1.3.     
Henry Brewer , b. 1709[x] -1710, Surry , VA ; d. 18 Feb 1799, Warfordsburg, Fulton , PA  
9.1.1.1.1.4.     
Nathaniel Brewer , b. 12 Dec 1712, Surry , VA ; d. bef. 6 Apr 1804, Chatham , NC .  
9.1.1.1.1.5.     
Sarah Brewer , b. 1714, Surry , VA ; d. bef. 1789, Greenville , NC .  
9.1.1.1.1.6.     
Lanier Brewer , b. 1716, Surry Co., VA; d. ca. 1795.  
9.1.1.1.1.7.     
George Brewer  I I , b. 1718, Surry , VA ; d. ca. 24 Oct 1760, Brunswick , VA  
9.1.1.1.1.8.     
Nicholas Brewer , b. 1718[xi]  - 1720, Surry , VA ; d. ca. 1792.  
9.1.1.1.1.9.     
Howell (Hoel) Brewer , b. ca. 1722, Surrey Co., VA; d. aft. 1756, KY.  
9.1.1.1.1.10.  
John Brewer , b. ca. 1723[xii]  - 1724, Surry , VA ; d. 1780, Hertford , NC .

George  & Alice (Burwell) Brewer  I had two (2) children:

9.1.1.1.1.11.   Burwell Brewer , b. 1730??  
9.1.1.1.1.12.  
Joseph Brewer , b. 1732

Howell Brewer

9.1.1.1.1.9.  Howell Brewer , son of George  & Sarah (Lanier) Brewer  I, b. ca. 1722, Surrey Co., VA; d. aft 1756, Western Tennessee or Kentucky; m 1st ca. 1757 to Marian Mays, b. ca. 1725; m 2nd to Rebecca Willis .  Howell wandered all over the state of North Carolina .

Howell  & Rebecca (Willis) Brewer  had twelve (12) children:

9.1.1.1.1.9.1.       Howell Cobb Brewer[xiii] , b. ca. 1745, Randolph Co., NC[xiv]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.2.      
Ambrose Brewer , b. ca. 1753, Brunswick Co., VA; d. 1854, War Creek, Hancock Co., TN  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.      
Ann Brewer[xv] , b. ca. 1753, Brunswick Co., VA[xvi]; d. aft. 1810, Ohio ; m. Joseph Moon  
9.1.1.1.1.9.4.      
James Brewer , b. ca. 1755  
9.1.1.1.1.9.5.      
Orville Brewer , b. ca. 1757[xvii]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.6.      
Polly Brewer , b. ca. 1759[xviii]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.7.      
Issac Brewer , b. 1763, Wilkes Co., GA[xix]; d. 25 May 1852, Talladega Co., AL; m. Sarah (Unknown).  
9.1.1.1.1.9.8.      
William Brewer , b. ca. 1764[xx]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.9.      
John Brewer , b. ca. 1765[xxi]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.10.   
Henry Brewer , b. ca. 1767[xxii]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.11.   
Simon Brewer , b. ca. 1768[xxiii]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.12.   
Reuben Brewer , b. 1769, Chatam Co, North Carolina[xxiv]; d. 22 Apr 1855, Clinton Co., OH; m. Celia Unknown .

Other possible children:

9.1.1.1.1.9.13.    George Brewer , b. ca. 1773, NC  
9.1.1.1.1.9.14.   
Balaam Brewer , b. ca. 1771, Ohio  
9.1.1.1.1.9.15.   
Howell Brewer , b. ca. 1775, NC

Ambrose Brewer  O

9.1.1.1.1.9.  Ambrose Brewer , son of Howell Brewer , b. ca. 1753, Brunswick Co., Virginia; d. 1854, War Creek, Hancock Co., Tennessee; bur. Close to the Cool Branch Church in Hancock Co., TN; m 1st Mary Oma Richardson , b. 1784; d. 1819; m 2nd Miss Russell .

Revolutionary ServiceO:

Ambrose Brewer  was a Revolutionary War soldier.  He served under Colonel Cleveland at the Battle of King's Mountain in Catawba Co., NC.

Ambrose  & Mary ( Richardson ) Brewer  had nine (9) children:

9.1.1.1.1.9.1.   Joab H. Brewer , b. ca. 1780, North Carolina ; d. aft. 1875; m. Nancy Unknown , b. 1811; d. 1846.
9.1.1.1.1.9.2.  
Frederick Brewer , b. ca. 1783; ca. 1814-1874; m Lydia Unknown , b. 1814; d. 1849.  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.  
Howell Cobb Brewer , b. 20 Oct 1790, Moore Co., NC[xxv]; d. 19 Apr 1886, Sturgeon, Owsley Co., KY[xxvi]; m 1st 10 Sept 1810, Moore Co., NC to Nancy Short ; m 2nd 3 Sept 1838, Hawkins Co., TN to Mary "Polly" Wolfe ; m 3rd to Sara Wilson .
9.1.1.1.1.9.4.   Pettymany Brewer , b. ca. 1795.  
9.1.1.1.1.9.5.  
Ambrose Brewer , b. 1798[xxvii]; d. ca. 1851-1890; m. Lucy Unknown , b. ca. 1851; d. ca. 1882  
9.1.1.1.1.9.6.  
Millenton Brewer , b. 1800; m. Rachel Unknown  
9.1.1.1.1.9.7.  
Pleasant Brewer , b. 1800; d. ca. 1831-1891; m. Elizabeth Seals , b. ca. 1831; d. ca. 1865.  
9.1.1.1.1.9.8.  
Lucinda Brewer , b. aft. 1800  
9.1.1.1.1.9.9.  
Ona Brewer , b. aft. 1800

Ambrose  & Miss (Russell) Brewer  had three children:

9.1.1.1.1.9.10.    Charity Brewer , b. 24 Sept 1777, Ashe Co., NC; d. 20 Nov 1874, Wolfe Co., KY; m 1st bef. 1800 to Shadrack Maynard ; m 2nd Floyd Co., KY to John Hollon Sr .

Howell Cobb Brewer

9.1.1.1.1.9.3.  Howell Cobb Brewer , son of Ambrose  & Mary (Richardson) Brewer , b. 20 Oct 1790, Moore Co., NC; d. 19 Apr 1886, Sturgeon, Owsley Co., KY; m 1st 10 Sept 1810, Moore Co., NC to Nancy Short , d. 22 Aug 1834; m 2nd 12 Sept 1834, Hawkins Co., TN to Miss Unknown .  No issue by 2nd marriage.

Howell C . & Nancy (Short) Brewer  had eleven (11) children:

9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.        Nancy Brewer [xxviii], b. 1816, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1891, Hancock Co., TN.
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.2.       
Mary "Polly" Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.3.       
Joab Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.4.       
Ambrose Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.5.       
Howell P. Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.6.       
Sarah Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.7.       
James Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.8.       
George Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.9.       
William Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.10.    
Orville Brewer  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.11.    
Martha Brewer

Nancy Brewer

9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.  Nancy Brewer , daughter of Howell C . & Nancy (Short) Brewer , b. 1816, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1891[xxix], Hancock Co., TN; m. 4 Jul 1832, Hawkins Co[xxx], TN to Samual Seal , son of Peter  Seal and his first wife, b. 1815, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1891.  

Samual  and Nancy (Brewer) Seal  had seventeen (17) children of those eleven (11) lived to marry:

9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.1.         Pleasant Seal , b. 1833; m. to Elizabeth Greene  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.2.        
LuCinda ' Lucy' Seal [xxxi], b. 1836; m. to James L. Vaughan [xxxii]  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.3.        
Elizabeth "Betty" Seal , b. 1839; m. to Wm. "Billy" Drinnon  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.4.        
Mary J. "Polly" Seal , b. 1841; m 1st to David Greene ; m 2nd to Woodson T. Trent  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.5.        
Zannie Seal , b. 1843; m. to James Madison "Black Matt" Trent , b. 1841.  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.6.        
Sarah "Sally" Seal , b. 1845; m 1st to Houston Greene ; m 2nd to Joe Buttry  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.7.        
Nancy Seal , b. 1847; m. to Wm. Harve Trent  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.8.        
Merniva Seal , b. 1851; m. to John Greene  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.9.        
Martha "Patsy" Seal , b. 1853; m. to Robert A. Greene  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.10.     
Samual Seal Jr. , b. 1854; m. to Jane Odom  
9.1.1.1.1.9.3.1.11.     
Liza Seal , b. 1858; m. to John Westly Davis  


[i] “The Brewer Families of Colonial Virginia 1626-1776, Working Draft, May 8, 1992” by  Marvin T. Broyhill, III, pp. 85, 87, 89, 91, 103, 118-120; and “Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee 1786-1994”, pp. 49-50, article by Gloria Rice West, 1204 Kingston Drive, Yokon, OK 73099.
[ii]
World Family Tree Disk, #5400:  Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive , Satellite Beach , FL 32937 , e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[iii]
By using the dates in tombstone inscription which states they were married for 40 years.
[iv]
AFN:LW3L-R7
[v]
World Family Tree Disk #; Melba Reeves Mitchell, 21319 Bancroft, California City, CA 93505, telephone (619) 373-2495; Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive, Satellite Beach, FL 32937, e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[vi]
AFN:VJBR-2J - this source gives date of death as 1865 which is obviously incorrect.
[vii - xiii]
World Family Tree Disk, #5400:  Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive , Satellite Beach , FL 32937 , e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[xiv]
WFT-1 #2111:  Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive , Satellite Beach , FL 32937 , e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[xv]
World Family Tree Disk, #5400:  Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive , Satellite Beach , FL 32937 , e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[xvi]
AFN:1689-8FK
[xvii - xxiv]
World Family Tree Disk, #5400:  Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive , Satellite Beach , FL 32937 , e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[xxv - xxvii] World Family Tree Disk 1, #2111:  Courtesy Jari Mahaffey Sharpe, 175 Herron Drive , Satellite Beach , FL 32937 , e-mail: budnjari@palmnet.net
[xxviii] Proven to be their daughter by Barbara J. Owens  in July 2000.
[xxix]
Obituary for Nancy Brewer  Seal in possession of Barbara Jean Parsons  Owens.
[xxx]
Hawkins County Tennessee Marriage Records 1789-1866”, Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1993, p. 3
[xxxi - xxxii]
Obituary of James & Lucy Vaughan in possession of Barbara J. P. Owens